Y Connect launches professional development bursaries

The Y Connect Program is offering professional development bursaries to support women and gender diverse people living with disability in their chosen fields. The bursaries are valued at up to $1000 and will contribute up to 80% towards a professional development opportunity and/or event, training and/or education, or required resources to support individual career aspirations.

Click here to apply.
Click here to download the application form (.docx)

Applicants are permitted to include multiple items in an application however only one bursary per applicant will be awarded.

If successful, you will need to provide the Y Connect Program Coordinator with a valid tax invoice. Funds will be paid directly to the supplier.

If you apply for one eligible item that costs $2000 and the application is successful, the Y Connect Program could provide $1000 (maximum amount) towards that item.
If you apply for one eligible item that costs $800, the Y Connect Program could provide $640 (80%) towards that item.
If your application contains multiple items that add up to a total of $1200, the Y Connect Program could provide $960 (80%) towards the cost of the items.  

All applications will be assessed by YWCA Australia and/or Y Connect Advisory Committee. Successful applicants will be notified by email in December.

If you have any questions, please contact Francene Bain (Y Connect Program Coordinator) on 0482 166 154 or email Francene.bain@ywca.org.au

Applications close 31 October 2022.

Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible for a professional development bursary, you must: Identify as a woman or gender diverse person living with disability Be a resident in the Darling Downs Region and be willing to show proof of residency Be willing to share a testimony of how this bursary has made a positive contribution to your career aspirations Be planning to use this bursary by end of March 2023.

Click here to apply.

YWCA Australia wishes to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the lands on which we work, live and play and pay our respects to Elders past and present. We recognise First Nations people as the custodians of the lands, seas and skies, with more than 60,000 years of wisdom, connection and relationship in caring for Country.

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